teachers trickles in. so far this year, local governments have hired 46,000 new workers. if forecasters are right, that number will double by year end. meaning more good news for new cadets like brad lange. >> great job. i won the lottery. >> in eight of the last nine months, cities around the country have added firefighters, teachers and police. and many believe tonight we've turned a corner in terms of that type of hiring, things looking better. >> great, rebecca, thanks so much. sometimes what a difference a day makes. last night we told you about a tough law in russia against gay rights, raising concern that u.s. olympic athletes could be jailed during the winter olympics in russia. well, tonight, russia says its version of never mind. they have backed off that threat, saying the new laws will not apply during the olympics, one official saying, we need to be as polite and tolerant as possible.